History Film / TimeChasers

3rd Jun '16 1:23:08 PM GunarmDyne
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* PlotHole: Where did Nick get the gun that he pulls on the two fishermen? It also disappears as suddenly as it appears.
21st May '16 12:35:47 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* GeniusBruiser: Subverted - Nick looks like a bodybuilding nerd, but gets beat up fairly easily and doesn't seem nearly as smart as inventing the time machine would imply.

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* GeniusBruiser: Subverted - Nick Subverted--Nick looks like a bodybuilding nerd, but gets beat up fairly easily and doesn't seem nearly as smart as inventing the time machine would imply.



* HeroStoleMyBike: Nick steals a car and immediately crashes it because he doesn't drive cars. He does better on the bicycle he steals next. He then steals a ''boat''.

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* HeroStoleMyBike: Nick steals a car and immediately crashes it because he doesn't drive cars. He does better on the bicycle he steals next. He then steals a ''boat''.''boat.''



* TakeOurWordForIt: We only see a grainy, computer-screen image of future Rutland's magnificent skyline, while Lisa comments that "it looks like there was a war here" in the bad future, despite a conspicuous lack of rubble, craters, bullet holes, bodies, derelict tanks... clearly, the film didn't have the budget for anything else.
** The "normal future" scenes were shot in Burlington - Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks are clearly visible through the windows in a way they aren't in Rutland (which is south of Lake Champlain) at a Papa Gino's that didn't make it far past the year 2000.

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* TakeOurWordForIt: We only see a grainy, computer-screen image of future Rutland's magnificent skyline, while Lisa comments that "it looks like there was a war here" in the bad future, despite a conspicuous lack of rubble, craters, bullet holes, bodies, derelict tanks... clearly, the film didn't have the budget for anything else.
** The "normal future" scenes were shot in Burlington - Lake Burlington--Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks are clearly visible through the windows in a way they aren't in Rutland (which is south of Lake Champlain) at a Papa Gino's that didn't make it far past the year 2000.



** TitleDrop: The original title of the film was ''Tangents''.

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** TitleDrop: The original title of the film was ''Tangents''.''Tangents.''
21st May '16 12:33:24 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* OurHeroIsDead: Several of the principal characters are killed in the course of the film... except that because there are multiple timelines active, the final timeline sees all of these characters survive and thus preventing time paradox duplicates from running around and ruining things.

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* OurHeroIsDead: Several of the principal characters are killed in the course of the film... except that because there are multiple timelines active, the final timeline sees all of these characters survive and thus preventing time paradox duplicates from running around and ruining things.



* ResignationsNotAccepted: J.K. show how much of a BadBoss he is to Matthew.
* ReversePolarity: How the plane travels back through time... apparently.

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* ResignationsNotAccepted: J.K. show shows how much of a BadBoss he is to Matthew.
* ReversePolarity: How the plane travels back through time... apparently.
21st May '16 12:30:41 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Nick steals a car... and promptly crashes it.

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Nick steals a car... and promptly crashes it.



* InsistentTerminology: It's not a time machine, it's a time ''transport''.
* IsThatAThreat: Delivered by Robertson when Nick tells him he's going to pull his out of their deal.

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* InsistentTerminology: It's not a time machine, it's a time ''transport''.
''transport.''
* IsThatAThreat: Delivered by Robertson when Nick tells him he's going to pull end his out part of their deal.
18th May '16 6:26:49 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* LanternJawOfJustice: Nick Miller. When he makes out with Lisa.

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* LanternJawOfJustice: Nick Miller. When Miller, when he makes out with Lisa.



** When J.K. is refusing to stop the project, Nick calls him a, "Son of a bitch!"

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** When J.K. is refusing to stop the project, Nick calls him a, a "Son of a bitch!"
18th May '16 6:24:53 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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Physics teacher and amateur pilot Nick Miller has finally completed his quest of enabling time travel, via a Commodore 64 and his small airplane. With a teacher's salary, however, this has left him almost bankrupt, but an ominous television commercial for a company called [=GenCorp=] inspires him to seek funding from the private enterprise. Nick uses a ruse to bring both a [=GenCorp=] executive and a reporter from a local paper on a trip through time, but is pleasantly surprised to learn that his old high school flame, Lisa Hansen, is the reporter in question. One unimpressive trip to 2041 later and [=Gencorp's=] executive, the [[RealMenWearPink fashionable]] Matthew Paul, quickly arranges Nick a meeting with the company's transparently evil CEO, J.K. Robertson. Impressed by the potential of time travel, Roberston offers Nick a licensing agreement on the technology, over [[GenreSavvy Lisa's misgivings]].

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Physics teacher and amateur pilot Nick Miller has finally completed his quest of enabling time travel, via a Commodore 64 and his small airplane. With a teacher's salary, however, this has left him almost bankrupt, but an ominous television commercial for a company called [=GenCorp=] inspires him to seek funding from the private enterprise. Nick uses a ruse to bring both a [=GenCorp=] executive and a reporter from a local paper on a trip through time, but is pleasantly surprised to learn that his old high school flame, classmate & eventual love interest, Lisa Hansen, is the reporter in question. One unimpressive trip to 2041 later and [=Gencorp's=] executive, the [[RealMenWearPink fashionable]] Matthew Paul, quickly arranges Nick a meeting with the company's transparently evil CEO, J.K. Robertson. Impressed by the potential of time travel, Roberston offers Nick a licensing agreement on the technology, over [[GenreSavvy Lisa's misgivings]].
18th May '16 2:03:04 PM GunarmDyne
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* PrecisionFStrike: The film's ''only'' swear happens when J.K., trying to escape a small squad of minutemen Nick has tricked into believing he is a British spy, ends up running into the entire colonial army.
-->'''J.K.''': Oh SHIT!

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* PrecisionFStrike: The film's ''only'' swear PrecisionFStrike:
** When J.K. is refusing to stop the project, Nick calls him a, "Son of a bitch!"
** Another
happens when J.K., trying to escape a small squad of minutemen Nick has tricked into believing he is a British spy, ends up running into the entire colonial army.
-->'''J.K.''': Oh SHIT!''shit''!
6th May '16 7:26:51 AM nlpnt
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* DevelopmentHell: It was filmed in 1991 but not released until 1994.
5th May '16 8:15:32 PM AnotherGuy
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* HeroStoleMyBike: Nick steals a car and immediately crashes it because he doesn't drive cars. He does better on the bicycle he steals next.

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* HeroStoleMyBike: Nick steals a car and immediately crashes it because he doesn't drive cars. He does better on the bicycle he steals next. He then steals a ''boat''.
5th May '16 7:24:56 PM nlpnt
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Castleton State College, of which Nick sports his iconic shirt, is a real school in Rutland, Vermont, where the film was shot.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Castleton State College, College (now Castleton University), of which Nick sports his iconic shirt, is a real school in Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, where the film was shot.



* DevelopmentHell: It was filmed in 1991 but not released until 1994.



* EmptyFridgeEmptyLife: Nick Miller's fridge is empty except for a head of lettuce (of indeterminate age).

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* EmptyFridgeEmptyLife: Nick Miller's fridge is empty except for a head of lettuce (of indeterminate age). And, of course, maple syrup.



* TakeOurWordForIt: We only see a grainy, computer-screen image of future Vermont's magnificent skyline, while Lisa comments that "it looks like there was a war here" in the bad future, despite a conspicuous lack of rubble, craters, bullet holes, bodies, derelict tanks... clearly, the film didn't have the budget for anything else.

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* TakeOurWordForIt: We only see a grainy, computer-screen image of future Vermont's Rutland's magnificent skyline, while Lisa comments that "it looks like there was a war here" in the bad future, despite a conspicuous lack of rubble, craters, bullet holes, bodies, derelict tanks... clearly, the film didn't have the budget for anything else.else.
** The "normal future" scenes were shot in Burlington - Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks are clearly visible through the windows in a way they aren't in Rutland (which is south of Lake Champlain) at a Papa Gino's that didn't make it far past the year 2000.
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